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Old 10-25-2006, 03:24 PM   #11
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If taxing the shit out the hamstrings is your goal, try the hunchback variation, ala Powerlifter Mike.
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:08 PM   #12
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I get enough fixed back work as it is--the o-lifts, squatting, pulls, stiff-leg deadlifts, etc.--so the GHR is a chance to strengthen the back dynamically.
This isn't clear. In all cases you are bending at the hips to some degree or another. The back position in the squat is the least dynamic of all the above listed lifts, whereas the stiff legged deadlifts differ from the back extension movement portion of a GHR only in the way how in the back extension you finish with a 90 force upon the lever created between the hips/legs and torso, and in the SLDL there is force at a 0 angle between the hips/legs and torso. (shear vs compressive forces at the end of the movement)

Are you talking about some degree of spinal flexion?
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Old 10-26-2006, 10:02 AM   #13
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yes - by back, i mean spine in this case. during squats, SLDL, etc., the only flexion/extension is occuring at the hips--the back/spine is fixed. the GHR can be performed of course in the same manner, or the spine can be allowed to flex and then extended along with the hip as the legs flex.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:58 PM   #14
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Bumping an old thread...

Shaf, do you still feel the same way as you used to about GHR situps?

Greg, why do I see GHR or GHD seemingly everywhere else as the abbreviation, but on the CA WODs it is "GHB"? Could be a joke, I get that, but if not what does the B stand for?
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Bumping an old thread...

Shaf, do you still feel the same way as you used to about GHR situps?

Greg, why do I see GHR or GHD seemingly everywhere else as the abbreviation, but on the CA WODs it is "GHB"? Could be a joke, I get that, but if not what does the B stand for?
I would think "Glute Ham Bench".
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:13 PM   #16
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Thought I replied to this, but apparently didn't. What Alex said - GHB = glute ham bench. I write GHR for the exercise glute ham raise. I've just lost the taste for the abbreviation GHD.
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:02 PM   #17
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I don't even remember writing that shit, but, hell, there it is.

I think I still hold basically that opinion. If you need clarification on a specific point, please let me know.
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:32 AM   #18
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So why are some people experiencing more lumbar compression during the GHB sit up? Will increased flexibility resolve this?
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